Movies on a Big Screen is an ongoing film festival / microcinema in Sacramento, CA.
We show independent films, documentaries, shorts, host community based special events and on occasion have late night audience participation screenings. Many screenings have had filmmakers and guest speakers in attendance for Q&A. We do digital projection onto a large screen (not a big screen TV).
Please see each film listing for venue and show time.
Most movies are $5 unless otherwise noted.New Location!
The Grange Performing Arts Center
"The notion of Movies on a Big Screen fits perfectly within our distribution goals with Media That Matters, in that MOBS puts to screen films that may not be able to secure week-long runs in a commercial theater, but can highlight independent films and bring them to Sacramento - remember, the capital of California - and add to the great creative spirit that lives in that community." — Arts Engine/Media That Matters
"Movies on a Big Screen puts on artsy, offbeat, totally inappropriate for children films regularly on Fridays." — Christopher Cabaldon, Mayor of West Sacramento, CA, State of the City Address, April 2009
No Screenings Scheduled
A fundraiser screening for Sacramento's only on-going burlesque experience, The Sizzling Sirens, with members of the Sirens in attendance!
The Burlesque Assassins. Beautiful, deadly, and a vital weapon in the war on communism that threatens the free world. Set in the 1950s, this tale of cold war espionage and intrigue follows Johnny Valentine, Katarina Molotov, and a trio of sexy super-spies as they seduce their way within killing distance of a trio of villainy hell bent on global domination. WITNESS the fatal fan dance of Koko La Douce! BEHOLD the brutal boa striptease of Bombshell Belle! SEE Bourbon Sue, a bad girl with a taste for booze, boys and Rock & Roll. Experience the carnage and the cleavage as the enemies of The Burlesque Assassins discover that when it comes to these women, LOOKS CAN KILL!
Must be 18 or older.
Bettie Page Reveals All
Through narrating her own life story, Bettie Page recounts how her unabashed sexual expression and sexually provocative fetish poses set the stage for the 1960s sexual revolution and ushered in a modern era in fashion and pop culture. As a woman in an era when women were second-class citizens, Bettie Page was continually knocked down throughout her life. But, by her strength of character, she always picked herself back up to become the world's greatest pinup model and international sex icon.
Make way for the most photographed pinup, nude, and fetish model of the 20th century: Bettie Page. Her exuberant sensuality fired men's deepest desires while singeing camera lenses. The attitude Bettie dished out in her fetish photos was so incendiary that she was targeted by a 1955 Senate investigative committee as a source of teenage-induced depravity. How would that committee feel if they knew her body of photos would be credited with helping to inspire the Sexual and Feminist Revolutions of the 1960s and 1970s? From countless magazine covers, to religious crusading, to incarceration for mental illness, this is the enthralling true tale of Bettie Page. It transcends the wildest of fictionalized notions. Her life experiences ranged from idyllic legends to nightmarish realities. All the while, Bettie hid her private life from fans - until Bettie Page Reveals All.
Features iconic and rare photographs and film loops, including unseen images from private collections, along with Hugh Hefner, Rev. Robert Schuller, Olivia, Bunny Yeager, and the "Tease from Tennessee" herself: Bettie Page
The Believers begins in March of 1989, when two respected scientists from the University of Utah stand in front of a wall of reporters; flashbulbs pop as the pair --- one shy, the other cracking jokes --- announce a startling claim: they can solve all the world's energy problems using seawater, batteries, and the mysterious glass contraption they hold in their hands as they pose proudly for the US and international press. "Cold Fusion" is born. Within days, Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann are on the cover of Time Magazine. But, only three short months later, their careers in tatters and their reputations ruined, they flee the country and cold fusion becomes synonymous with "bad science." Everyone - the press, the public, and especially the mainstream science community - assume Cold Fusion is dead.
But there are those who refuse to accept that. More than twenty years after the infamous event, a band of professional and amateur scientists, a high school whiz kid and a Hollywood-based internet DJ are confident that Pons and Fleischmann were right after all and Cold Fusion will save the world. They're The Believers.